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    12 Horrible Gobbledygook Words We Reluctantly Accepted

    “She liked the word “ineffable” because it meant a feeling so big or vast that it could not be expressed in words. And yet, because it could not be expressed in words, people had invented a word to express it, and that made Liesl feel hopeful, somehow.” - Lauren Oliver from “Liesl & Po”

    New words enter our vocabularies sometimes by our own design but most times quite by chance through various forms of media, cultural slang, business buzzwords and the like. One day you’ve never heard the word then the next day there it is again ... and again ... until suddenly you’re using it as though you’ve known it all along. New becomes commonplace and old words sometimes fade away.

    This article lists 12 words that are common today but caused consternation in some circles when first foisted upon the world by necessity or perhaps only by a creative thinker but for whatever the reason, they stuck and we use them today.


    12 Horrible Gobbledygook Words We Reluctantly Accepted | Mental Floss

    Are you a word purist or do you welcome slang and buzzwords into your vocabulary easily enough? Are there any new words or phrases used today that really bug you and that you'd like to see fall by the wayside? Any that you particularly enjoy using and wish you’d known all along because they’re so appropriate & expressive?

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    Re: 12 Horrible Gobbledygook Words We Reluctantly Accepted

    Quote Originally Posted by tabby View Post
    “She liked the word “ineffable” because it meant a feeling so big or vast that it could not be expressed in words. And yet, because it could not be expressed in words, people had invented a word to express it, and that made Liesl feel hopeful, somehow.” - Lauren Oliver from “Liesl & Po”

    New words enter our vocabularies sometimes by our own design but most times quite by chance through various forms of media, cultural slang, business buzzwords and the like. One day you’ve never heard the word then the next day there it is again ... and again ... until suddenly you’re using it as though you’ve known it all along. New becomes commonplace and old words sometimes fade away.

    This article lists 12 words that are common today but caused consternation in some circles when first foisted upon the world by necessity or perhaps only by a creative thinker but for whatever the reason, they stuck and we use them today.


    12 Horrible Gobbledygook Words We Reluctantly Accepted | Mental Floss

    Are you a word purist or do you welcome slang and buzzwords into your vocabulary easily enough? Are there any new words or phrases used today that really bug you and that you'd like to see fall by the wayside? Any that you particularly enjoy using and wish you’d known all along because they’re so appropriate & expressive?
    This might drive Spot crazy.


    Effable, ineffable, yup there is a difference.

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    Re: 12 Horrible Gobbledygook Words We Reluctantly Accepted

    My Mother used to get quite tounge tied particually when exasperated.

    I remember her once ordering her cat to stop ' scumpering' about.... what ever scumpering was but we all use It now.

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    Re: 12 Horrible Gobbledygook Words We Reluctantly Accepted

    Who knew donate wasn't a real word?
    I expressly forbid the use of any of my posts anywhere outside of FG (with the exception of the incredibly witty 'get a room already' )posted recently.
    Folks who'd like to copy my intellectual work should expect to pay me for it.

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    Re: 12 Horrible Gobbledygook Words We Reluctantly Accepted

    tabby, you are so interesting! I love learning stuff like this, thanks!

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    Re: 12 Horrible Gobbledygook Words We Reluctantly Accepted

    They were very cranky back in the 1800s, weren't they?

    "Nuculer" bugs the crap out of me. I wasn't even sure I was spelling it correctly, it grates on my eyes as well as my ears.

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    Re: 12 Horrible Gobbledygook Words We Reluctantly Accepted

    Quote Originally Posted by SnoozeAgain View Post
    They were very cranky back in the 1800s, weren't they?

    "Nuculer" bugs the crap out of me. I wasn't even sure I was spelling it correctly, it grates on my eyes as well as my ears.
    No such word this side of the pond - we speak English like what she was meant to sound like, like!

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    Re: 12 Horrible Gobbledygook Words We Reluctantly Accepted

    It was a Bushism (as in George W) and the lovely and intelligent Sarah Palin continues its use.

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    Re: 12 Horrible Gobbledygook Words We Reluctantly Accepted

    ditto

    The same

    The word "ditto" is commonly used as a way of saying "me too", or "I agree".
    'Ditto' comes from Latin, and means about 'as has been said before'.

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    Re: 12 Horrible Gobbledygook Words We Reluctantly Accepted

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